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Address: Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Phone Number: +47 90 83 56 73
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Sogn Fruitpark & Cider House: a combination of cider production,...

Sogn Fruitpark & Cider House: a combination of cider production, cultural activities, serving of food and cider tasting for groups. The Cider House is situated in a fruit orchard with 100 different varieties of fruit including varieties imported from France and England. From the terrace there is 180 degree view over the Sognefjord. We take group bookings for lunch, dinner and other meals in the restaurant. The restaurant is also open for individuals in July. As far as possible we use organic and local products. Sale of Balholm fruit juice and fruit and berry products.

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A tasting lunch

This is a a lovely family ran cider production business. We had a tour of the production process and a cider tasting event. We combined the tasting with a delicious lunch in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Patricia L
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a a lovely family ran cider production business. We had a tour of the production process and a cider tasting event. We combined the tasting with a delicious lunch in a lovely airy conservatory. It was perfect on a rainy day in beautiful Balestrand. Most enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you don't need to go looking for perfection it finds you, today we found the most wonderful family run Cider Farm in Balestrand. We were the only couple and had the experts to ourselves, great tour and so lovely to hear how the family developed their business. Lunch was high quality , beautiful lentil soup and bread with herb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We came by in may and had a nice chat with the owner. You can purchase their Apple cider but the restaurant doesn't open until the tourist season kicks off in mid June.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews of this restaurant the reality proved to be quite different. Ordering a selection from the Medz menu and choosing to do the three cider tasting the results were underwhelmingly. The cibbatta bread was stale, the Norwegian flatbread had stale pieces. The scallops were very ordinary, the meatballs and the salad also. The table flowers matched our drooping... More 

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GardEH, Manager at Sogn Fruitpark & Cider House, responded to this review

We are sorry to read about your disappointing experience. High expectations are the consequence of good reviews, and we can not always fulfill these. We can only say we are sorry for your disappointing meal. We are happy to learn that you found other good alternatives in Balestrand. We all work hard and do our best to provide our guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Beautiful grounds and structure, delicious home cooked lunches, tours of the cider making operations with an opportunity to buy juices right off the presses. Very nice staff, mostly extended family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The restaurant at the Cider House is the best place to eat in Balestrand. If you are lucky, the owner will show you the cider caves in the basement.

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